Category Archives: Sherry

Cream, Bodegas El Maestro Sierra, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry DO, Spain, 375ml, 17.5% abv.

To say the Sherry Spirit Enotourism vineyard tour was unique and picturesque would be an understatement.  Cecilia and Isabel arrived at our small hotel in Jerez to pick us up at 6pm. Four hours of albariza soil, palomino grapes and … Continue reading

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Amontillado Viejo Del Duque VORS, Bodegas González Byass, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry DO, Spain, 21.5% abv, €22

Next time you plan to enjoy, say, some manchego cheese and mushroom risotto, pull out the Amontillado Viejo del Duque VORS (Very Old Rare Sherry) from González Byass to pair up with it. This delicious tip was provided by Maribel, … Continue reading

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Moscatel, Emilín, Bodegas Lustau, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry DO, Spain, 17% abv, €25

During a recent trip to Jerez De La Frontera to learn more about sherry, we planned ahead and were lucky to have the @delfgroup assist with making an appointment at Bodegas Lustau. Originally founded in 1896, today Lustau is a … Continue reading

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Pedro Ximénez, Bodegas Mons Urium, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry DO, Spain, 15% abv, €82.50

The very first thing that hit us was the overwhelming smell of the yeasty velo de flor as we walked through the bodega doors.  Flor is a layer of yeast that protects the developing wine from oxidation – and it … Continue reading

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Fino, En Rama, Montilla Moriles DO, Alvear, Spain, 2008, 15% abv. C$25

Are you looking for a wine to accompany a charcuterie plate this holiday season?  Pick this up some of this Fino. En Rama sports the palest shade of lemon, so light it’s almost water white.  The nose exudes yeasty bread … Continue reading

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La Guita, Manzanilla, Hijos de Rainera Pérez Marín Bodega, Sanlúcar de Barrameda DO, Spain, 15% abv, C$23

This Sherry comes with a little string draped across the neck of the bottle – apparently signifying a guitar string and hence the name, La Guita. It’s aged under a thick layer of flor (or yeast) near the coast at the … Continue reading

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Fino, Montilla-Moriles DO, Alvear SA, Spain, 15% abv, C$14.99

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love sherry. It’s so versatile and yet completely under appreciated. We enjoyed most of this wine last night with the WSET Fortifieds study group and I finished the bottle … Continue reading

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